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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4420.2.4

Fleas (Siphonaptera) of Turkey: species composition, geographical distribution and host associations

ADEM KESKIN, MICHAEL W. HASTRITER, JEAN-CLAUDE BEAUCOURNU

Abstract


A list of the fleas species reported from Turkey is provided, with their geographical distribution and host associations. A total of 115 flea taxa (83 species, 32 subspecies) belonging to 36 genera and seven families are listed. The most common families are Ctenophthalmidae (n= 44) and Ceratophyllidae (27), followed by Ischnopsyllidae (13), Leptopsyllidae (11), Pulicidae (11), Vermipsyllidae (5) and Hystrichopsyllidae (4).

 


Keywords


Siphonaptera, fleas, hosts, Siphonaptera, Turkey

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